Thursday, May 01, 2008

May Day


I feel as if I am living inside a snow globe--here it is May and it's snowing hard all over the tulips in the yard. The trees have new leaves, the ants are thriving, the grass is greening, and snow is swirling around like it's been shaken out of some gigantic snow machine. When I open the back door to let the dogs out, they take one quick look, see the snow falling AGAIN and hurry back under the table. Their eyes say No way! Simon had his Spring Is In The Air program at school this morning, sang and danced with the the other kindergarteners, wore a big blue necktie over his white shirt. Every afternoon when he comes home he changes into his Batman clothes, cape with bat-ears and all, and is Batman for the rest of the day. Seems impossible to look out the window today and know that school will be out for the summer in a few weeks. Napowrimo is finally over, so now I can go clean my house without feeling I really should be doing something else!

My new book from Amazon came: the left-handed story, Writing and the Writer's Life, by Nancy Willard. An eclectic collection of essays. I have become an Amazon addict. It gives me something to look forward to. Besides blogging, I mean.

"Our memories, too, make journeys. What is lost comes back to find us when we need to be found." --Nancy Willard

7 comments:

chiefbiscuit said...

Love that smile and costume - he'll go far that boy!
It's snowing around here too - so autumn, spring, doesn't matter - still snows!

slickdpdx said...

I have a similar addiction. Except I scour interesting libraries on LibraryThing and then buy books at Powells or Alibiris or ABE. Same idea though. Would you imagine that we have so much in common?

pepektheassassin said...

Ah, slick, who would ever imagine! My addiction extends to Alibiris, too! Did I ever tell you one of my recent purchases is "The Horse Has Six Legs" on your recommendation? I LOVE it!

slickdpdx said...

The poetry in that book is mesmerizing. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure it helped to have a poet as wonderful as Simic, also capable in the native tongue and English, as translator.

slickdpdx said...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0819511528/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link

check out page 8, Orpheus on the Ramparts

I see Ted Hughes has also translated Vasko Popa. It would be fun to compare translations if Simic translated any of the same. It looks lie Simic has volumes of transalations of most major Serbian poets. I could read that Serbian stuff all day. But no one would pay me for it...

pepektheassassin said...

Did you think Pepek the Assassin sounds like Popa? I thought I was much more lucid! :D

Jo said...

I have two boys with costumes like that.........